Judson Architecture Department to Host Third Annual James Didier Symposium on Christ and Architecture
(Elgin, IL - January 30, 2014) The Judson University Department of Architecture will host its third annual James Didier Symposium on Christ and Architecture from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21 in the Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The event is free and open to the public.
This annual symposium brings together architects, educators, theologians and students for special essays and discussions around subjects of Christian worldview and architecture. James Didier, the symposium’s namesake, was Judson’s fourth president under whom the architecture program was founded.
Guest speakers this year include Michael Crosbie, the Editor-in-Chief of Faith and Form and University of Hartford's associate dean and chair of the Department of Architecture [Hartford, Conn.]; Architect, writer and founder of the Seattle-based firm Atelier Jones, Susan Jones; Ilse and Urich Konigs of architecture firm Konigs Architekten [Köln, Germany]; Randall Ott, Dean of the Catholic University of America [Washington, D.C.]; Robert Schill, Founder of Tech Team; Elizabeth Perrault of Cannon Design [Grand Island, NY]; and Professor of Architecture for Jomo Kenyatta University Samuel Kigondu [Nairobi, Kenya]. To learn more about the symposium, visit http://www.arch.judsonu.edu/symposium.
Founded in 1997, and accredited in 2004, Judson's Architecture program is widely acknowledged for its innovative approach to architectural education including a one-year preceptorship (internship) and its context of an evangelical Christian institution. Environmental stewardship is a design philosophy that guides the program and its approach to architecture education. To learn more about the Department of Architecture, visit JudsonU.edu/architecture.